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September 15, 2013
January 1, 2014 7:38 PM
Some are funny, most are sad
The one that struck me the most is Stewart asking all those out there to let him know what "yud zayin batammaz" was. He mispronounced a Jewish day of mourning and fasting because he didn't even look it up on the internet.He obviously is extremely cut off from the Jewish people. How sad. To be self deprecating is only funny if you know who your "self" really is.
September 25, 2013 4:19 PM
It takes a Jew...
They say you have to be ethnic to get away with telling an ethnic joke; so only Jews can tell Jewish jokes, Blacks Black jokes, etc. And Jon Stewart can certainly be funny (though, in the past few years, he seems to be the one laughing the hardest at his own jokes: never a good sign!). Yet, sometimes he seems to be working too hard to play the "Jew card" and remind us of his Jewishness, in order to validate his (and his non-Jewish cohorts') right to perform Jewish and Israel-themed routines. It might help if Stewart could somewhat plausibly pull off even the basics, like correctly pronouncing the name of the month of Tammuz! The whole thing is remininscent of that Seinfeld episode where Jerry gets offended after a non-Jewish comic converts and then adds Jewish jokes to his routine. Perhaps the problem is that Jon Stewart seems to lack any of that pathos or self-deprecation that one usually expects when a Jewish comic makes the Jewish People the brunt of his or her jokes. In other words, he doesn't really seem to be laughing at himself.
September 17, 2013 6:48 PM
So funny, and some parts a bit too true.
September 17, 2013 4:40 PM
FUNNY AS USUAL
September 17, 2013 2:46 PM
I love Jewish jokes; in fact I went to see Old Jews Telling Jokes, on Broadway, a little risqué, but hilarious. When Jews make jokes out of seeming ignorance, and think that Judaism is about rugalach, and gefilte fish, it's not funny, or silly, it just perpetuates a sterotype, and does nothing to enhance Judaism. We can certainly find things to joke about in Judaism, but one someone really knows something about it, it's so much funnier.
September 17, 2013 2:39 PM
humor and Jews
Having a sense of humor is a survival skill, and the Jews have survived enough catastrophes to have mastered the skill.
September 18, 2013 6:14 PM
Humor is a part of our Jewish survival kit! It's amazing how a people can be so harrassed for centuries and still have a sense of comedy.
September 17, 2013 12:36 AM
Funny and true
September 16, 2013 6:31 PM
I think its great how we can poke fun at our Judiasm because we all take it inour stride and there is humor We are a fun loving people But one word about Muslims and there is a terrorist outbreak They are asick people
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